At present, if a Job code is included in the folder or rename preset, RPD requires that a Job code string must be entered, every time. If none is entered, it refuses to upload anything, it just silently exits the dialogue.
As a workaround, I put in some character. But that leads to some ugly results. For example, if I put in a dash, my directory gets an “_-” eg
and my filenames get 3 dashes eg
FYI, my presets are:
Folder: <Image date (YYYY)>-Originals/<Image date (YYYY)>-<Image date (MM)>_<Job code> Names: SA1-<Image date (YYYYMMDD)>-<Image date (HHMM)>-<Job code>-<Image number (All digits)>_<Session number (Three digits)>
It also means I’m not able to have a sub-folder of just the Job code.
It would be nice to have a ‘None/Null’ Job code. If no Job code is given, the preceding character could be suppressed. That might require a “None” job code and a “None (suppress preceding character)” predefined job codes. You’ll probably have a better way, but that’s the gist of the idea.
Why would anyone want this? I’d like to keep my folder and naming consistent for years to come. I expect at some point I will likely do multiple events on the same day… (that’s almost inevitable,) but I don’t want to create a folder with an event name (or an event subfolder), for the vast majority of days when I won’t have events.